Monday, May 21, 2012

Focused Finds

Remember when I said I was narrowing my focus when it came to fresh acquisitions?  Well, although there was a ton of "stuff" at the flea market Sunday, only a few items really spoke to me.



Drool, drool.  This chair was calling my name.  The fabric is shot, but I can fix that.




Look at all that beautiful weathered paint.




 



I brought it home, along with a rusty vintage egg basket, and a beautiful celluloid plaque.  I love this plaque, because it's hollow, and has sharp impressions on the back.  I can use it to make more plaques, or single images.  It's the perfect mold.






My hubby found this chandelier at a garage sale Saturday, while I was busy with the last day of our garage sale.  I told him to find something cool, and he did.  Love him.









I made some new contacts today, and I'll be shopping a source of similar items tomorrow.  I'll be sharing my focused finds, and redesigns all week.  I'm chilling the rest of the day. See ya soon.


Sharing With:
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

48 comments:

Deanna @ It's Just Me said...

Oh Rosemary your new finds are lovely. I'm with you, I'm really limiting my finds anymore. I'm getting a lil' more choosy.
Hope you're having a good weekend
~ Deanna

Amanda said...

Wow, Rosemary! It looks as though the flea market in your neck of the woods is much more refined than the ones in my area! These are fabulous finds! I just love the chippy paint colors on that chair! This is the look I have been trying to achieve on some of my frames and mirrors with ASCP! Thank you for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I want all three! Slap some white paint on that chandy and I'm good to go! Too funny that your husband was out garage sale-ing while you were having your own garage sale!

CURIOUS BOYS said...

Hi ROSEMARY . . . Looks like we all had a great day at the flea market . . . AWESOME FINDS! LOVE that chair !! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

That chair is gorgeous. I love all that old paint and now I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Enjoy a little R&R.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great finds, Rosemary! I just got one of those egg baskets myself on Friday! I plan on spray painting mine {I just bought the grey paint this morning}. That chair is pretty amazing. I know you will fix it up with fabric. Great chandy. It's nice that your hubby knows what to get, this way he can help you with your acquisitions! : )

Di said...

Just beautiful, loving the plaque and chair...where are those when I go out!! Di

Kindra said...

Great finds! I love the egg basket...so many uses!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--I am always amazed at what you find! That egg basket is so cool--I can think of many things I would do with it. The chandelier is gorgeous! That chair is the most perfect chair ever--it is so beautiful. Lucky you! :) Have fun chillin'

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love the chair just the way it is but I know you will make her prettier.
and like I said I want a husband like yours LOL

I just had to run in the house and blog hop before I went to my little cub scout graduation ceremony .


I am moving to where there is some flea markets lol

Debbiedoo's said...

Rosemary you ALWAYS find the coolest things. LOVE that chair!

Barbara Jean said...

amazing finds. LOVE that chair.

blessings
barb

Olive Cooper said...

The pink chippy chair is splendid and I have three similar egg baskets. I find them so useful here.

Okio B Designs said...

Oh yes - that chair would call to me too!

Jeanine

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Okay, I think I may be in love with your hubby too ...

Though, you may be in love with mine who helped me with our screen porch today and hosed down the furniture ... and washed and dried and hung up the drapes ...

We are the luckiest women in the world with our fab husbands!

:)

Linda

CURIOUS BOYS said...

ROSEMARY . . . It's us again . . . You made our day with the comment you left us! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN (professional JUNK WRESTLERS!)

andee said...

I CALL FIRST DIBS ON THE CHAIR!
LOL CONGRATS ON THE NEW BUYS!!!!

Sherry said...

That's a beautiful chandelier!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Your husband did a great job.Love that chandy.And that chair is gorgeous girl!!!1Great finds.Lucky you a new source for finds.Can't wait to see.
((Hugs))
Anne

Eclectically Vintage said...

Your hubs is a rock star! He goes shopping for you - what more could you want?!

Great finds - can't wait to see what you do with that plaque!
Kelly

Gypsy Heart said...

Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the chair. I want, want the chandy!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the chair. I want, want the chandy!

xo
Pat

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great finds Rosemary! LOVE that chandy, can't wait to see you work your magic!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You find the greatest things!!....Love that chair and I am sure you will work our miracles on it!

Kelly said...

Love your new finds. I find that it pays to stay focused when I go antiquing/thrifting too. I set my mind on specific things I'm looking for. Otherwise, it can feel overwhelming when you get there and see SO MUCH to choose from. Most of those places are final sale anyway. Love that little chair you found. It's so french looking. Your husband has a good eye too, I see!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

That chair is gorgeous! and the crazy thing is I have that exact chandy in my master bedroom! For sure the same one! Glad I'm not the only one who thought it rocked!

Great finds!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Girl, you got some great stuff... if I sent my hubs off, there's no tellin' what he'd bring back.. certainly not an awesome chandy...

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi Rosemary! Love that chair! It speaks to me too! The carvings and worn paint are wonderful! Too bad that the fabric is shot because it looks like it was really lovely at one point. Love the rest of your acquisitions and your husband did a great job finding that chandelier! I've been looking for a similar one to revamp at sales I've gone to latey, but so far, all I have seen are the standard builder's brass ones - not what I've got in mind. I already did the one that was in this house - it was in the dining room and I painted it, made shades for it and a chain cover and moved it to my kitchen table are =:) Anyway, looking forward to reading more and looking at more pics, as always. You're a "must read" on my blog list for sure! Take care! xoxo, Leena

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Drool... Drool... is right Rosemary!*!*!
I LoVe the details on that chair back!!! OK - SPILL... WHERE IS THAT FLEA MARKET YOU GO TO?????????????
Hugs ~ Jeanine Burkhardt

Biljana said...

I love your finds, what a treasures:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Wild Oak Designs said...

I agree, I would take the chair too! What a super weekend....
Have a great week!
Nancy

Kris said...

Great finds Rosemary! I love the plaque and chandy! I guess you will be busy this week!

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Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Oh gosh, I love that chair!

Holly said...

After you are done with those items they will look magical...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh my gosh...that chair!!!!1

Blue Creek Home said...

Drooling here! Your chair is delicious!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

That celluloid plaque is stunning! LOVE~LOVE~LOVE it! I'm pinning it for sure.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Like you, I am having to narrow down my take homes these days.....BUT it's so hard! I am in love with your chair and it's gorgeous decoration. :) Your sweet face is on my blog post today. xo

Little Miss Maggie said...

The carving on that chair is unbelievable. Love the colors. Also love the mold thingy. I must learn to make molds. Very top priority. Please share what you do with that piece.

Sherry said...

OMgosh! That chair...be still my heart. Such great finds Rosemary!
Sherry

andrea@townandprairie said...

Don't you just love it when the apprentice has learned from the master! You have taught your husband well! ;) That chandy is too cool and the peely painted chair...score!!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Rosemary, I know you'll work your magic on the chair! I love the style and especially the back. Wow, what a great idea to make more plaques with the one you found. Very clever, and i think it's beautiful. Can't wait to see how you finish them. Hubby did a great job for you too. Great finds.

~Emily
The French Hutch

stefanie said...

you found the BEST!!! treasures!

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

Yes, I'm drooling too....love the paint colors on that chair!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

When I saw the first photo I literally cried, "Oh my!" out loud. The detail on the chair is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with it. You have such a good eye for things. The plaque/mold is a great find, too!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

wow! super finds!! love them all!

chateau chic said...

Wow, you did find some super things. The chippy trim on the chair is beautiful. You've trained your husband well to see such a great chandie at a yard sale.
Mary Alice